Unsafe Site / Feature to add in WOT to search domain and rate

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g33kg1rl
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Unsafe Site / Feature to add in WOT to search domain and rate

Post by g33kg1rl » Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:59 am

Entered in the site Pampers in Google for sure laziness. I noticed that this site was right below it. pampers_com.tbfrog.com/ (warning, redirects to a porn site).

To prevent people who had WOT from thinking it was Pampers , I was going to rate it all Red. However, when I click on it from Google it won't let me rate it but opens the page. Which redirects me to a porn site. Granted that sucker has been rated just the same. But I can't seem to rate the link above because it is a redirect.

Is there anyway we can have a feature somewhere in the site that we can either rate via a search engine search if we know what the site is or by using something attached to these pages that we can search for the domain name and then apply the rating?

Thanks .

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Sami
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Re: tbfrog.com

Post by Sami » Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:44 am

I didn't get redirected to another page when visiting the site, but it does seem to contain a link to an adult site. Unfortunately, there is currently no way to rate a site without actually visiting it. If you want, you can go to the parent domain (tbfrog.com) and rate it instead.

g33kg1rl
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Re intresting domain via from google

Post by g33kg1rl » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:40 pm

You are so right I found the same thing. So I went back to my history to see how I came upon it on Tue.

When I did my search for Pampers I didn't realize that I must of hit the wrong letter. I hit a w instead of an s. So, I looked at that google page and tried it again, sure enough it redirects me to the adult site. Otherwise, it won't.
http://www.google.com/search?q=pamperw& ... =firefox-a

Since the tbfrog over all besides the link on the site to that adult site, I rated it red for child safety and orange for vendor reliability.

Would there be consideration on an option to rate a site via a search engine WOT area?

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Sami
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Thanks for the suggestion.

Post by Sami » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:42 am

Thanks for the suggestion. We have been considering adding an option for managing your ratings on our website eventually. I suppose we could allow adding new ratings as well.

edsparts
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www.discovery.com

Post by edsparts » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:36 am

this is a evil site:warning they will steal your certificates or access them,also stealing your screen name and password, or in my case wiped my boot master record., while my system is down, someone or third party may use your credit card numbers with your knowing, is this right? what do you think-no....., also spamming your e-mail,putting virus's on your systems the:not_a virus was later found on my other computer coming from them, i run a virus scan before i go there and after i go there, you will see they have all kinds of crap hacking into your system, is this legal? it's one thing to go to that site not knowing, but on the other hand, when you find out in lost of funds from your credit cards, that's just not right at all.......what do you think?.............................ed

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Sami
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Re: www.discovery.com

Post by Sami » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:51 am

I'm pretty sure the Discovery Channel website is safe. Sure, you cannot trust everything you hear from television, but still, I understand these people rarely go as far as hacking your computer or stealing your identity.

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AnonymousSpecial
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The discovery channel

Post by AnonymousSpecial » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:20 pm

The discovery channel website would never do all of that stuff, you probably already had spyware on your computer.

Anyway, back on topic. I think that option would be quite a good idea, because I have been on several sites that redirect to dangerous sites using header locations. There would have to be some way of stopping robots from mass reporting their sites as good and others as bad though.

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Red Rating by WOT over the past few days surfing, aka Trojans

Post by Antkin » Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:43 pm

Hello and Welcome

A few days ago I was login into Paypal and I got stopped by WOT. For reasons unknown to me and also to Paypal they had got a RED warning rating by WOT. When I got into Paypal I went into the contact page and warned them of their poor WOT rating, we exchanged emails for two days then Paypal advised me that they were going to drop the issue.

My first reaction was anger because Paypal still had a Red warning rating so with two days of emails nothing had changed and it all seemed like a waste of time with nobody doing anything to improve their rating.

A few days ago I visited a site that had a RED warning by What, I think my computer is well protected from Internet dangers and on this occasion I took the WOT rating with a pinch of salt. How wrong that day I was. When I reached the site I had been there just five seconds and I got a warning message for Kapersky Internet Security danger Trojan.

I switched off my external modem within two seconds to break the Internet connection with the dangerous web site. Then I did a full anti virus sweep and found that there were four Trojans on my system from this one web site in just seven seconds.

I do care about WOT ratings and would like to be able to raise RED warning sites to Amber or Green. I honestly think that Firefox 2.0.0.12 with WOT and Itrust plug ins is the safest way to browse the Internet.

Please keep up the good work you are all doing a great and worthwhile job.

Antony
A Perkin Web Design
User of WOT and Itrust plug ins for three weeks

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Re:Red Rating by WOT over the past few days surfing, aka Trojans

Post by freelancer » Sat May 24, 2008 6:24 am

you could download a program called
Sandboxie :
Sandbox security software for Windows. Install and run programs in a virtual sandbox environment without writing to the hard drive.

Sandboxie is free so you really don't have to look around for an alternative. If you find it makes your Web experience that much safer, you are encouraged to register the program for a small fee.

Anti-Virus Software, Anti-Spyware Tools
These tools scan your computer files and registry settings looking for known viruses and unsolicited software (spyware). Such tools can only remove viruses and spyware they can identify, and usually only after that software has made its way into your computer. Contrast this with the Sandboxie approach, which keeps the viruses and spyware trapped in the sandbox, and makes them disappear when you throw away the sandbox.
After you run your scans, to make sure there are no viruses and or spyware, malware. you will need to reinstall the program or website if found safe.

Untrusted Browsing
The ActiveX mechanism lets Web sites run little programs in your computer. These are mostly well-natured programs, for example automatic download managers or automatic toolbar installation. Some not-so-well-natured Web sites use this mechanism to install spyware into your computer. You could browse with ActiveX disabled (by turning it off, or by switching to a browser that doesn't offer support for ActiveX), but you would be trading security over functionality. With Sandboxie, you can keep ActiveX turned on, and have both security and functionality.

http://www.sandboxie.com/

I have been using it for a few years now, it works great.
WOT already has a rating for this site green across the board.

Hope this helps
freelancer aka Ed

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